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A screen shot of VisVisa's software, taken off of a Bluetooth-enabled HP PocketPC. The screen is displaying detailed data about the forward and back strokes of the swing of a putter. VisVisa is demonstrating the nanotechnology-based hardware/software combination here at MIT's September 2005 Emerging Technologies Conference.
Motorola CEO Ed Zander gave the morning keynote on day 2 at MIT's September 2005 Emerging Technologies conference. In the briefcase are a number of handsets that he demonstrated on stage, some of which are available only in Europe. Last week, ZDNet editor-in-chief Dan Farber interviewed Zander and took a photograph of all the devices that he keeps in that briefcase [see Motorola's Ed Zander Unplugged. According to Zander, the three great disruptors to the status quo are that (1) everything is being digitized, (2) broadband is moving to the air, and (3) intelligence is everywhere. That third point refers to the fact that everything -- our thermostats, our clothes, etc. -- will be spewing data onto the Internet.
Sun co-founder (and currently venture capitalist) Bill Joy giving the second keynote of day 2 at MIT's September 2005 Emerging Technologies Conference. Joy talks about the "six Webs" that form the organizing principle for how the Internet is going to change. They are the here, near, far, weird, B2B, and D2D (device to device) Webs. The six styles are nothing new to Joy. Although the name of the last two has changed, he's been talking about them for over five years.